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by Nico Walker

Hardcover, 317 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26.95 |


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Rashly marrying his college girlfriend to keep their relationship active during his tour of duty, a college dropout-turned-army soldier is overwhelmed by the realities of war, PTSD, and opioid addiction before forging a desperate plan.

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Nico Walker wrote his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry while in federal prison for armed bank robbery. Courtesy of Nico Walker hide caption

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An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

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